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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71/5   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
“Can I scream….” for more hops? You sure can. Two row American barley jammed packed with as much Apollo, Newport, Simcoe, Topaz, and Citra hops we could get our hands on, The Shape of Hops to Come is an 8.5% ABV American-styled imperial IPA that’s got a ton of bitterness, along with juicy, dank resiny pine-like, and citrus forward hop character that is worthy of it’s name. Dry hopped for two weeks this hop bomb has as much hop power we can muster!

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3.5
DandyWolfFloyd (1213) - Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 9, 2016
Aroma - has piney and pungent hops, and some oil.
Appearance - the body is a slightly hazed amber. The head is off-white and 2+", and fades slowly. Occasional foamy lacing.
Taste - has a mix of pine and pungent - Simcoe is quite prominent. There is a very slight citrus hops.
Palate - medium body, oiled texture, average carbonation, the finish is bitter and hangs on the edges of the tongue.

3.8
gripweed57 (2909) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 29, 2016
16 ounce can. Pours an orange amber color with nice lacing. Large Rocky beige head. Big piney hop nose. Bittersweet toasted malt flavor has some caramel notes. Spicy, tropical fruit hops come through midtaste. Intense and bitter with lots of hops. Could use more maltiness to balance the big hops. Sticky mouthfeel And grapefruit notes in finish.

3.8
Dogbrick (13973) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - OCT 10, 2016
Sample at Kurtkeller 024: Neshaminy Creek-tastic 01 on 09/11/2016. Clear golden color with a medium thin white head that dissipates steadily to a wispy film. Short strings of lacing on the glass. Citrus, piney hops and malt in the nose. Medium body with flavors of resiny hops, citrus and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a piney hop aftertaste. Pretty good overall.

3.8
djd07 (15649) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 29, 2016
Can thanks to Seth. Pours a clear orange with large frothy off white head that lasts. The aroma is strong pine, dank, resin. Medium body, pine, grapefruit, dank, lingering bitterness, very good.

3.5
after4ever (8025) - Mukilteo, Washington, USA - JUL 31, 2016
12-oz can. Thanks, N! (I think). Pours a clear burnished medium amber with a loose white head that fades. Big caramel nose, lots of pine and grapefruit. Creamy medium body with moderate carb. Caramel with pine and grapefruit on the mid palate. Gets a little hot and dry near the finish and through the aftertaste, but pretty damn good.

3.8
c1raider (135) - New York, USA - JUL 23, 2016
Floral/medicinal flavor and nice citrus juicy notes. Worth buying again but not with the premium

3.7
SteveOrz85 (250) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 21, 2016
16 oz can from friend. Served in true pint glass. Beer is medium to darker orange color. Creamy off white head disapears quick. Some light lacing. Average carbonation. Aroma is citrus and pine. Taste is lightly sweet and medium bitter. Notes of pine and strong citrus rind. Overall a good flavorful IPA but not off the charts. Worth a try.

4
acearl (510) - The Ham, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 14, 2016
Orange gold pour with creamy off white head, good lacing, pine and resin smell, heavy body, somewhat syrupy, some tangerine, spicey backend bitterness attached to the carbonation, some caramel malt, definitely a heavy one, % follows through but very good

3.7
reberiii (497) - Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 2, 2016
Not entirely what I expected. Of note, the pour wasn’t completely chilled as I expect, especially for an IPA. Essentially I started at the 15 minute warming temp. Regardless, the beer is jammed full of hops, starts out juicy, and goes to heavy pine, soap, and bitter finish. I think I’ll rate this now, but hope to rate it again if I can get my hands on a fresh can.

2.8
ClarkVV (6893) - Boston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 24, 2016
Draught at the brewery, 6/11/16.
Bright, canteloupe-orange with a good deal of haziness and a small, off-white head that shows moderate retention.
Melon, oranges, juicy mango and a big slap of pine on the end, show a nose that seems quite confused. If they wanted to jam it full of hops and have all of these lush and dank aromatics, why also pull so much resin/pine/grapefruit out of it?? It really dominates and brings the beer down. Add to that some crystal-like malts adding iced tea and light sourdough and a dose of alcohol....
Initially juicy and promising but then it just fades to pine resin. Very bitter, way too much so, with grapefruit, alcohol, caramel, bread and sour pineapple notes lingering. Carbonation is tight and the texture, while lightly crystal-malt prone at times (hard) is lightly malty, as well.


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